Buying, selling or exchanging Bitcoins or other crypto-currencies for other currencies or commodities.

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Automated trading btc-e.com?

Hi I'm looking for a way to make a automated trading robot. I know there is btc robot but it is too rapid, I only want to make long term trades. like making a trading robot where i can set the limit ...
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Questions about bitcoin(or other crytocurrency) to satisfy my feeble mind [closed]

After a few days of research and reading about bitcoin and ethereum, I got interested on investing in these. Just small amounts to try it out.. maybe $30 - $50 for starters. I'm from a 3rd World ...
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What is a Buy as opposed to a Sell?

What defines a Buy vs a Sell record in the trading time series of an exchange? In any trade there is always someone selling and someone buying... So what defines a particular trade as Buy or Sell?
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Losses when trading with bitcoins

When investing in bitcoins can you lose any more than the total amount of currency with which you invested? Gentlemen, I see my original question has caused a bit of debate. I have been asked by ...
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Algorithmic trading python library?

I am starting to do Algorithmic trading in cryptocurrencies using Python libraries. Most exchanges have RESTful APIs that make it easy to write you own code and get started. However, I would like to ...
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Will buy and sell offers from one trader be matched with each other?

If one user made a buy and a sell order at the same time, would they be matched with each other or remain pending?
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Limit order versus Market order

What is the difference between the two definitions that is not the following explanation: "Sell BTC 2.3 at $593.18" is an example of a limit order asking for $593.18 per 1 BTC. "Buy BTC 0.32 at $592....
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Bitcoin market hours (open/close prices)

If Bitcoin trading never stops then what does it mean when news sites and others talk about bitcoin opening or closing at a certain price, and why is this terminology used? Could two people mean ...
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Why do most trading platforms require ID Verification?

The vast majority of the Bitcoin trading platforms both in the US and the UK require some sort of ID verification in order to make Deposits/Withdrawals. Is this because of these two countries current ...
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Is there an easier way to run multiple altcoins in one service than operating each daemon?

I am interested how to operate multiple currencies in one service like modern trading platforms do: Cryptsy(496 trading pairs), Bittrex (328 trading pairs), Poliniex(172 trading pairs). The only way ...
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what is good starter for trading with bitcoin

I would like to try trading with bitcoin, but I am new at trading so I am asking for advise which market pick to get started. what do I require: fast market with lot of trades no need of huge money ...
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Why are there regulations when buying/selling with USD

I'm looking to learn about bitcoin regulations by studying the history of bitcoin. Bitcoin went from being an unknown thing to buy and sell to being heavily regulated. If I back track and look at it ...
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bitcoin bet on brent price

Does it exist place where I can make bet on brent oil price? For example I put 1 bitcoin and bet that: if oil price will grow to 1% I will loose bet, and if oil price will fall to 1% I will double ...
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Do exchanges charge fees from base currency or from counter currency?

I'm building some trading robots for a while already but I keep seing that something is wrong with my end of day balances. My robot does arbitrage across multiple exchanges and I always take into ...
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Where can I get a list of places I can use my Bitcoins?

I am new to Bitcoin and I'm trying to understand how it works and how I can make it work for me. So, let's say I travel often to different Spanish speaking countries in South America and Spain. How ...
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Bitcoin trading volume: what's going on?

Since January, bitcoin trading volume on exchanges has been slowly dropping (more or less, on average), but it's had a significant drop around May 13th, and has stayed low since then. I checked the ...
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Rounding in BTC exchanges

Does anyone know whether exchanges usually round values or truncate them instead? Different exchanges support different resolutions for prices and amounts. For instance, BTC China supports 2 ...
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How to avoid price pumps & dumps when trading with bot?

Recently I recieved $500 USD in credits for trading with Coinsetter, a NYC based bitcoin exchange, so I decided to use them and coded a bitcoin trading bot for myself (never have done such thing ...
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Canadian Taxes for Buying Bitcoins

I saw this post, but it really didn't help me. How should I fill out my tax forms if I am only buying and holding bitcoins, not selling them? This page appears to suggest that I only need to worry ...
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How to turn bitcoins into cash money? [duplicate]

hi i'm asking about how to turn bitcoins into a cash (USD or EURO) that you hold in your hands so i can use it in real life not on the internet I don't have a credit card, and I'm in a country (IRAQ) ...
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What would cause the price of Bitcoin to flatline for several hours on Bitstamp?

Last night I observed the following flatline of BTC/USD prices for several hours on Bitstamp: What would cause this ?
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Why does Bitfinex allow shorting with BTC as collateral?

I made a mistake today where I shorted BTC on Bitfinex using BTC as collateral. Why is this even possible, I cant figure out why someone would want to do that?
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Exchange with Puts and calls? [duplicate]

Is there a bitcoin trading exchange that supports puts and calls? Thanks!
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Library for trading on major exchanges

Is there a library which exposes order-book and trading functionality of major exchanges like BTC-e, Bitfinex, Cryptsy etc. ? I know these site have their own API but I wanted to re-use the code, if ...
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Bitcoin cloud trading

Is there a trading bots that trades automatically and can also be hosted by the company that is providing the service? I've found BTCRobot and Butter Bot. Any reviews on the validity behind these ...
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What's the point of trading BTC if you're limited in the things you can buy

If you're trying to make a profit by trading BTC... fine, I get it. What other reasons are there to trade BTC?
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How does the Bitcoin forex work?

Does it work differently in relation to a regular forex because of its underlying technology? How can the market calculate its value?
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How to tax trading in colored coins representing fiat?

Say Kraken and Bitstamp both issue colored coins for USD, called KrakenDollars and BitStampDollars. Then I find an colored coins exchange where I can trade between the two, and deposit some ...
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Available ways to buy Bitcoin using leverage [closed]

I have seen several exchanges that currently offer the ability to take BTC long positions with leverage. BTC.sx - leverage directly from the BTC.sx, 0.85% / day Bitfinex - leverage from other account ...
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Proximity to exchanges and pricing

I have read that numerous high frequency trading firms build datacenters near equity exchanges to minimize the milliseconds necessary to get quotes and execute trades. In the case of buying and ...
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Are there any instruments that I can use to trade bitcoin volatility?

In the stock market, there are several financial products that allow an individual investor to trade/hedge daily volatility? As an example, there is the VIIX. Are there any such financial products ...
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Is there a US broker for Bitcoins?

Apparently, there is an Australian trading house, Bit Trade, that will trade currency for Bitcoins or vice versa. Is there a U.S. equivalent?
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How the arbitrage works?

How the arbitrage works, Is transaction fee is included for calculating arbitrage across exchanges, cryptocoincharts seems to render incorrect values, Any other arbitrage available at open source? ...
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How do exchanges decide on cryptocurrency trading pairs?

Cryptocurrency trading pairs for example ltc/btc, doge/btc should be paired using some criteria. I'd like to comprehend on what basis they are paired.
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How to transfer different cryptocoins from one daemon to another

How to transfer different cryptocoins from one daemon to another. I want to send currency from dogecoin to bitcoin, I think trading engine do such process. Can I implement such process across local ...
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How trade engine works? [closed]

How cryptocoin trade engine works? Is there any open source project available other than buttercoin. I want to build a simple trade engine in ruby on rails for cryptocoins. what are the essential ...
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How to accept trade in cryptsy?

I am beginner in crypto-currencies, i just created my account in cryptsy and can make buy/sell orders but how do i accept orders from others(i.e open orders(all buy/sell orders)) i can view the list ...
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How accept trade works on creating order [duplicate]

I want to build a rails application to create buy or sell offer for coins. If buy offer is accepted by seller, How the coins exchanged between the buyer and seller. How can it be implemented? What is ...
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How can I create buy offer and sell offer using bitcoin daemon?

How do I support trading for multiple crypto coins? Is that possible to create buy or sell offer using bitcoin daemon?
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How good is “bitcoin-trader.biz”? [closed]

I've just come across a web site called bitcoin-trader.biz, and they offer membership in a "trading pool" starting at $20. How good is this company?
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Where to find cryptocoins current price

How can I find API (json data) for cryptocoins current ask/high/low/average price. Is there any website that provides that ticker information for all coins. For example BTC/LTC ticker info is ...
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What could be causing hourly bitcoin price spikes?

The price spikes every hour, on the 26 minute mark: https://bitcoinaverage.com/charts.htm#USD-averages-1d (Although it seems like spikes do not show up for some people/browswers. Her is what I see: ...
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Decentralised escrow / distributed private key generation

Issue Hi As many others i am curious in addressing distributed escrow problem (not just for bitcoin). As it stands now there are no decentralised escrows. All escrow services are based on trust in ...
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Is instant profitable arbitrage impossible?

Case #1: Trade coins after an arbitrage opportunity appears. Buy Coin B with Coin A at a low price. Move Coin B to the buyer's market. Sell Coin B for Coin A at a higher price. However, ...
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Can I buy stocks with Bitcoin? [closed]

I have got some USD balance with a Bitcoin exchange. I intend to buy stocks for these USDs. Is there an online broker that accepts Bitcoin as a deposit option for stock market trading? I mean the ...
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Why do exchanges have a buy/sell column in their trade history?

Why is there a type column in the trade history on exchanges like btc-e.com and vircurex.com? If all the trades are between two users on the exchange why is a buy/sell type needed? And if there is one ...
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As a Bitcoin Trader, what tools are available to execute trades? [duplicate]

Looking to expand beyond using bitstamp and gox's (ok, well, that one was easy) built-in trading interfaces to something more unified and manageable. RTBTC seems to have a clean interface. What about ...
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How much Bitcoin volume is for purchasing stuff versus trading/speculation/investment?

What percentage of Bitcoin transaction volume is due to people actually buying stuff ("goods") versus between traders, investors and speculators? Of the "goods" volume, what percentage is for illicit ...
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Is there a service that allows to hedge for bitcoin and has an API?

I want to hegde Bitcoin with USD because of the high volatility of Bitcoin. Is there a service that offers hedges for Bitcoin and has an API that I can use with PHP?
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would universal use of arbitrage bot stabilize the market?

If each bitcoin exchange ran a bitcoin-arbitrage bot (let's say the same one)themselves, would that quickly eliminate the spread, and therefore the opportunity for arbitrage?